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by Jane Bozarth

“It’s my habit at years’ end to recap what had my attention over the past 12 months and tie the themes to resolutions— things to keep in mind going forward into the new year.”

Column   |   January 5, 2016
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by Carol Leaman

Is gamification hype, or does it drive engagement? Both sides of the debate about whether gamification works have made their claims without the benefit of much, if any, data. Well, here’s some data from almost 10 million gamified sessions that could settle the argument!

Feature   |   January 4, 2016
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by Bill Brandon

Here are the trends that will make a difference to your success in 2016.

Feature   |   December 28, 2015
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by News Editor

For the first time, Guild content from multiple areas—Learning Solutions Magazine, Guild Research, and the Conference Archive—are gathered in one publication to create the ultimate resource for learning about games and gamification. Whether you’re just getting started or want a new viewpoint, The Art and Science of Gamification will help change the way you think about this hot topic.

News   |   December 22, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

This isn’t a “crystal ball” vision that absolutely predicts what will happen in 2016, but it does point out two disruptive technologies that will definitely affect us in the learning field, and it offers suggestions to help you evaluate technologies you may be thinking about adopting.

Feature   |   December 21, 2015
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by Sahana Chattopadhyay

In India, the low literacy level in women has a dramatic socio-economic impact. Girls frequently drop out of school, for many reasons. Being economically dependent on their male family members takes away their ability to make or express their choices. eLearning could make a huge difference in this situation, and this article outlines how.

Spotlight   |   December 17, 2015
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by Stephen Haskin

On Monday, November 30, 2015, Adobe announced that Flash Professional CC will be replaced by Adobe Animate CC in early 2016. It’s the same program, only the name is changing. This change has sparked confusion and concerns, but here is some advice about what to do next.

Tip   |   December 16, 2015
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by Art Werkenthin

cmi5, the new specification from ADL, is solving many of the persistent problems with SCORM that learners, as well as content developers, have had to contend with. Here’s an update on how Sandstone, the current beta of cmi5, is addressing the issues of pop-up windows, distributed content, and data storage.

Spotlight   |   December 15, 2015
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by RK Prasad

Blended learning (also known as hybrid or mixed-mode) combines classroom instruction with online methods. It can help you launch eLearning, it can help you make classroom courses more cost effective, and it can provide many other benefits, including better results. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Feature   |   December 14, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

Is dealing with informal learning like trying to catch lightning in a bottle? We know that informal learning is important to performance, but it’s a moving target and we don’t always understand it very well. Here are three articles, a research report, and an Online Forum that may help you to get a handle on workplace learning.

Spotlight   |   December 9, 2015
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